Handling Flammable and Combustible Liquid Incidents

Course Length: 12.0 Hours

Course Number Start Date End Date Location Instructor/Coordinator Status
TBA 02/12/2018 02/13/2018 GPSTC, FORSYTH CHRIS COOGLE
TBA 03/15/2018 03/16/2018 GPSTC, FORSYTH CHRIS COOGLE
TBA 04/09/2018 04/10/2018 GPSTC, FORSYTH CHRIS COOGLE
TBA 05/31/2018 06/01/2018 GPSTC, FORSYTH CHRIS COOGLE
TBA 08/09/2018 08/10/2018 GPSTC, FORSYTH CHRIS COOGLE
TBA 10/11/2018 10/12/2018 GPSTC, FORSYTH CHRIS COOGLE
TBA 12/13/2018 12/14/2018 GPSTC, FORSYTH CHRIS COOGLE

Prerequisite: Personnel must be trained to the level of basic firefighter as specified in Title 25 of OCGA. Persons accepted in this course must be a member of a fire department in compliance with O.C.G.A. Title 25-3-23. The student must have successfully completed a Module 1 of the Georgia Basic Fire Fighter Training Course or any other titled Georgia Fire Academy prescribed basic fire fighter course.

This course is designed to give firefighters as well as fire officers the basic knowledge, skills and confidence needed to safely control and extinguish flammable liquids fires. Included are definitions of the properties of both flammable and combustible liquids, types of storage containers and their hazards, tactics for modes of attack, as well as discussions and demonstrations of different types of extinguishing agents. Students must pass a written examination with a minimum 70% accuracy and successfully complete assigned practical objective to receive credit for the course.

Special Notes: Students must provide positive pressure self-contained breathing apparatus and full structural firefighter protective clothing to include boots, coat, pants, gloves, helmet and hood. All clothing and equipment must be in good condition and meet applicable NFPA standards. No shorts or sleeveless shirts may be worn. A pocket calculator would be helpful but not essential.